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IUPUI to co-host Batfest 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014 

10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Free, family friendly event!

 

The IUPUI Center for Earth and Environmental Science is joining the Indiana State University Center for Bat Research, Outreach and Conservation to host the Eight Annual Bat Festival in Indianapolis on September 13, 2014.  The Annual Bat Festival aims to educate people about bats, dispel myths, highlight benefits and encourage the conservation of bats through day-time indoor programming followed by an evening, field demonstration.  Indoor activities at Batfest 2014 will include live animal demonstrations, short educational talks, children’s craft activities, and environmental agency and conservation organization exhibits.  During the evening field program, bat researchers demonstrate field research techniques to help the audience view the local bats in flight.  Holding Batfest 2014 embraces the natural elements in our urban environmenta and honors our local endagered Indiana Bat population, which calls home to the wilds surrounding Indianapolis Aiport. On a broader level, the Festival reminds us that humans are part of a greater web of life occupied by many other life forms, seen and unseen, which we impact and which impact us.  Ideally, it sparks the minds of children and adults to better appreciate the role of science in understanding the world around us. To get involved contact IUPUI alum: janlesni@iupui.edu

 

The 8th Annual Indiana Bat Festival is proud to be a part of the
2014 White River Festival

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